Zuma condemns deadly Manchester suicide attack

2017-05-23 11:31
A fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. (Rui Vieira, AP)

A fan leaves the Park Inn hotel in central Manchester following an explosion at an Ariana Grande concert at the Manchester Arena. (Rui Vieira, AP)

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WATCH: Moment explosion is heard at Ariana Grande concert

2017-05-23 07:32

According to police 19 people have died and at least 59 are injured in a suspected terrorist attack at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England. Watch the moment the explosion thunders around the arena. WATCH

Cape Town - President Jacob Zuma has condemned the bomb attack in Manchester, UK in which 22 people, most of them children, were killed.

Any act of violence had no place in society, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

He extended his condolences to families who lost loved ones in the attack, saying violence and extremism were a threat to peace, security and development.

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The suspected terrorist attack, believed to have been carried out by a suicide bomber, happened after a concert by US singer Ariana Grande in the Manchester Arena on Monday evening.

Fifty-nine people were injured. Zuma wished them a speedy recovery.

The international relations department said its consular services were in contact with the South African High Commission in London to help any South African citizens who may have been affected.

It did not indicate if any South Africans were at the venue at the time of the attack.

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